Mass. Girls HS Hockey – MIAA Division 2 Quarterfinals: Falmouth Survives In 2OT Thriller; Marshfield Staves Off Burlington

Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos has been covering prep school hockey for the HNIB News for over 30 years, and has been the editor of the HNIB News since 2005. A former sportswriter and news editor at the Woburn (MA) Daily Times Chronicle, he has been the HNIB News' key reporter for Mens Prep School hockey since 1988, as well as womens hockey, both at the prep school and high school levels. for almost 20 years. Gary also helps organize and oversee HNIB's many summer tournaments and festivals for scholastic players.

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#2 Falmouth won an exciting double overtime matchup, with a 4-3 win over Canton, one of two teams to beat the Clippers this year. In the other matchup, #11 Marshfield continued its best-season in program history, advancing with a 2-0 win over third-seeded Burlington.

Falmouth and Marshfield will play in a state semifinal on Sunday at 7:30pm at Gallo Arena.

Falmouth’s Avery Johnsen and Canton’s Georgie Campbell battle for position. (@BEACHSKATES photo)

* Riley Devlin was the hero for Falmouth, scoring during the 3-on-3 double overtime to give the Clippers a 4-3 win over Canton. The Bulldogs trailed 3-1 in the third period before rallying to send the game to extra time on power play strikes by Izzy Cusack and Anna Lehan.

Maeve Turner

After a scoreless first period, Falmouth jumped ahead 1-0 on a goal from Maeve Turner. The goals was quickly answered by Canton’s Grace Donahue.

Haley Ferreira regained the lead for the Clippers before the period would end, and Turner’s second goal increased Falmouth’s lead to 3-1.

* Despite a third period offensive onslaught by Burlington, Marshfield’s defense and goalie Morgan Murphy, who was outstanding with 33 saves, held firm, and made two second period goals hold up in a 2-0 win for the Rams, who have advanced further in post-season play than the program ever has.

Kayla Leonard

Julia Lemire scored a power play goal in the second period to break a scoreless tie, and then late in the period, while shorthanded, Kayla Leonard pounced on a loose puck in the slot and fired home a backhander for a huge insurance goal for the Rams.

The vast majority of play in the third period was in Marshfield’s end of the ice, but the Rams held on for the win. Burlington’s finishes its best season in program history at 19-2-2.

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